Cafe Baci

4.6
302 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Cafe Baci is an Italian restaurant in the Westbury neighborhood of New York. Wood and stone dominate the interior of the restaurant, with high vaulted ceilings providing a gorgeous, rustic atmosphere.

The menu at Cafe Baci is split into soups and salads, pastas, entrees and desserts. Popular appetizers include Calamari Fritti, Meatball Parmesan, and Baked Clams. The entrees are classic Italian, with items like Penne alla Caprese, Lobster Ravioli and Cavattappi Secreto. Cafe Baci has a couple of specialty pizzas that are local favorites as well. The pizza Margherita and Pizza Mama are both made from traditional family recipes.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 302 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
ambience
4.6
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DONNA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

the young lady who met me at the the reception area said "Do you want me to sat you now?" On our way there I said "FYI it's seat you now" she said "thank you I've been saying that all night" she was young and very sweet how is it that management or any staff didn't help her by training her properly.............
SERVICE::: waitress was not familiar with the menu when I asked if there was any onions or garlic on the bread because I am allergic she said" its just regular pizza bread" my girlfriend ate it and said yes it does don't eat it.......... I told the waitress and she said "oh"
I asked for some plain bread she told me" there is none sorry" I explicitly told her please no grated cheese on my food yet when it came it was allover my pasta....she said "oh I didn't look" I said well take it off and get me pasta without grated cheese.....she did................ food was excellent huge portions............train your people!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal at Cafe Baci. Good variety of dishes and the portions are very large. A single dish can serve 2 or 3 easily and are so reasonably priced its almost unbelievable. Be prepared to bring food home and enjoy it again.

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vipPearl
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Dinner and Food was great but then sad when we ordered Desert it took 30 mins to come , that was disappointing

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SusnahZ
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is never disappointing! Always a great experience.

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jenniferd
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience! The staff was so accommodating for my step son who is in a wheelchair. They made sure our table was perfect for him. Every member of the staff we encountered was so wonderful. The food was off the charts amazing. We will definitely be back!

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SusaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

As always the food was delicious. The waiter was a bit slow, but it was understandable, it was pretty busy and he appeared to be new. He was very nice and polite. My family and I have gone to Baci's for over 15 years! It's our favorite go to Italian spot.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our waitress although very nice was very inexperienced and it showed. A member of my party has a severe egg allergy and the waitress didn’t let the kitchen know.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food used to be so good. Completely downhill on every meal we ordered. Chicken Francese tastes like a salt shaker. Chicken Milanese and Veal Milanese had no flavor and completely dried out. The pizza margherita was a pile of dough. Brought out the wrong pasta choice for my son. Then we had to wait to pay the bill. I’ll never go back unfortunately a fan favorite is now a distant memory.

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vipLinda
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Never disappoints. Always consistently great

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

3 of 7 of us became ill after eating. Food was plentiful but poor quality and tasted. Drinks were good and the service was excellent. Unfortunately due to the poor quality of food we were very disappointed in our meal.

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good still a wait with reservations but will definitely go back

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foodie
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my moms birthday and she really wanted to have dinner here. She loved every bite of her meal. I will be back

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Harri
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food with large portions. Bread, which is given on the table is excellent. The service is excellent as well.

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WallStreetDinerReviewer
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Father’s Day dinner with Dad and family

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raymondr
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

we have been going to bocci for years.... service was horrable ... Coffee was brought with out spoons or sugar... Dessert was brought with no forks.... we were charged for crotons (hand full must be 25cents worth and charged 3 dollars) without being told there was a charge.... had to wait after we received meal for pepper and graded cheese....

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good!

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KenB
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Even with an OpenTable reservation... I think we got the worst table in the place, right next to the kitchen pass. It's right in the path every patron takes to get to their table from the entrance, and so much bustle (that's expected) from a busy restaurant. I did offer we'd be willing to wait for a table a little further away from the pass, but was told "All tables are booked, sorry".

What's unexpected is that salad appetizer arrived 30 seconds before 4 entrees. Literally, hadn't dished out 1 portion of salad and entrees were being dropped on the table. The food tasted good, and there's plenty of it. I think that's the only positive I have on this review.

Waitress seemed to forget about us (even though we were in her critical path---to both the pass and the bar!).

The food's decent, but between the noise level (not enough soft surfaces to absorb noise) and the declining service level... I don't think I'll be back to Baci.

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JimM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was ok…food is definitely not as good as it used to be. Also we ordered a salad and it never came out. We weren’t asked if we’d like another round of drinks. I had to find someone in order to get more drinks.

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SharonF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to this restaurant many times over the years and it never fails to provide excellent tasting food and more than enough to take home for at least one or two meals. This was my first time eating inside a restaurant in 18 months and I chose this one because of my past experiences and to celebrate my son’s graduation. It was a great experience and the food was delicious as always.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything, the food was amazing. Will definitely be going back.

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vipAK4SANS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Haven been here in a while. Remembered it being good. Th place looks faded, and falling apart. Which I wouldn’t mind if the food was decent.

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DAK26
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a pleasure to dine at Cafe Baci. The food and service were exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful meal.

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vipGrtres
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jesse, the waitress , was wonderful. Been going to redo for over 20 years and never is disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was amazing! They saw we booked for our anniversary and gave us our dessert free of charge. Couldn’t recommend enough.

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Bobbyann
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My mother in-law didn’t like her entree at all. When the waitress asked if she wanted it wrapped to go she said no! The waitress never asked if there was something wrong with her food, seeing a full bowl she should have asked if the food was OK!

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vipJanineF
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Used to love Cafe Baci but the last couple of visits I’ve been underwhelmed by the food. I had the eggplant parmigiana and it was very bland. Last time had a pasta dish with chicken and shrimp also very mediocre. Portions are ridiculously big and I hope they are not ignoring quality for the sake of sending people home with “doggy bags”. Also the waitress disappeared after the entrees were brought out by kitchen staff…I probably would have had another glass of wine but she didn’t come by again until the table was cleared for dessert/check. The restaurant wasn’t busy so it didn’t appear that she had many other tables to cover. I thought my disappointment from the prior visit was just an off night and ordering the wrong thing, but feeling this way twice in a row makes me wonder what’s going on…

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KennethK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

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Lulu
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This is my husband's HAPPY place! He loves Cafe Baci! The portions are huge and everything is always tasty. The Manhattan he ordered was well priced and just right.
He ate the Chicken Parm - and I ate Salmon with clams and mussels. I love the chunks of garlic. We had to take home food- there was so much.
We were disappointed with the coffee -not good at all.
Cafe Baci f may not be as 'fine ' as some of our neighborhood Roslyn restaurants - but we love the homey feeling.

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Queenie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food. Great service. Haven't been here in awhile but will be back again.

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EdwardC
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming here since 1988, always excellent, our go to place for a guaranteed great meal and good time.

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Tina
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, portions were big, I will definitely be going back

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MarcyF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service

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vipFREDSabaofJSNJ
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

All very good

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ArnoldT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food at reasonable prices. Friendly service. Also the servings are very large and good for dinner the next day.

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vipPinaC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We been coming to Baci for years now and it never disappoints. Always treated like family. Service is amazing as well as food quality and portions overflowing from dishes. Make sure to get their homemade desserts to end the night. Andy abs Juan the managers and Santos the server always go above and beyond.

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SowmyaB
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice food and large portions. Very nice family atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dining area and fantastic food! Great service despite being very busy!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me & my best friend had the day off so we met for lunch.
We were both born and raised in Westbury. So we wanted to support our local community & restaurant.
The food is and service are always good.

FAQs

Cafe Baci offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 832-8888.

Cafe Baci is rated 4.6 stars by 302 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.